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then by 10:00 we should be into the upper 70s. and for your lunch hour by noontime we should be into the low 80s. and that includes urbana, one of our hometown forecast locations there by noontime upper 70s to around 80 degrees. a look at highs coming in ten minutes. how is traffic this morning, danella? good morning, tom. in the first alert traffic center, traffic in our area still very light. not the a lot of things to worry about if you're waking up and about to head out. you can see it's nice and clear in it both directions and also clear is the commute between baltimore and the capital beltway. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. it is now 4:32. let's check in with molette
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green. president obama's planned trip to malaise wra off now. malaysia's leader says the president called him to cancel citing the crisis here at home. the prime minister said he's sending secretary of state john kerry to represent the u.s. now this trip is focused on boosting economic ties with asia and was supposed to include stops in indonesia and the philippines and would have been the first visit to malaysia by a u.s. president since lyndon johnson in in 1966. day two of the government shutdown. the shutdown is costing millions of dollars each hour. tracie potts is live with more. >> reporter: how do you get hundreds of thousands of people back to work?
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there is a new strategy on capitol hill today but it's not clear if it's actually going to get people back to work. here is what's happening. three votes to get certain parts of the government running again including veterans' benefits, the national parks and museums and the city of washington, d.c., that funding is included as well. they tried it last night. it failed. now it's being brought up with different rules in the house with only a simple ma swrort. there is a fairly good chance based on last night's votes this could pass. the problem is it will face pushback with democrats in the senate. democrats along with the white house are against this. president obama has promised to veto a partial government reopening. it's all or nothing, get everyone back to work is their mant mantra. democrats pushed back and that's why it failed this in the house. we expect similar results in the senate today. we'll have to wait and see.
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that's the new strategy, just unclear at this point whether it will work. eun? tracie potts live on capitol hill, thank you. >> tea party radicals have done the unthinkable, they've shut down the federal government. for us that's hard to comprehend as being good. for them, they like it. >> i think it's fair to say none of us want to be in a shutdown and we're here to say to the senate democrats come and talk to us. this is how we resolve our differences and can work our way out of this kind of situation. today some federal workers furloughed by the shutdown will volunteer their time to help out tourists. work e workers will be handing out leaflets judd the museum of natural history directing visitors to attractions that are actually open. the volunteer day is being organized by two unions for federal employees. workers will be handing out that formation from 10:00 a.m. until noon today. ough, later into the week if this shutdown lingers.
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this morning some is parents are vowing to break into padlocked parks that are closed because of the shutdown. many kids were greeted by signs like this at lincoln park on capitol hill. that park and several others are run by the national pack service which, of course, is closed for siness right now. many parents we talked to say closing a playground is going a step too far. >> for my kids, i'm frustrated because they're being punished for something they're not son for. >> we understand the reason behind it, but we still think it's a terrible waste of a great facility for no good reason. nutrition benefits for 9 million pregnant women and new mothers also on hold right now. and stay with news 4 as we work to cover every angle of the impact on you. head over to for some freebies. local businesses are offering to furloughed employees. we'll tell you more about that in a little bit, too. if you had trouble using new online exchanges to find a health insurance plan yesterday, we can explain why. at least 2.8 million people visited
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people had trouble because of heavy traffic. yesterday was the first day you could enroll in a plan that's part of the affordable care act. today president obama will turn his attention to another potential economic crisis. >> he and vice president joe biden will discuss the issue with jack lew. the president wants congress to raise the debt ceiling and prevent the government from defaulting on its loans. lew warns we will hit the debt ceiling in a matter of weeks. the public apology some are making to you in response to the government shutdown. plus, new reaction from some military veterans now returning home after they were almost denied a visit to the world war ii memorial. >> and summerlike weather on this fall day in october [ mom ] in my family, we're big cereal lovers.
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welcome back at 4:39. hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be home today because of the government shutdown but members of congress will continue to receive their salaries. the news 4 i team found some other perks lawmakers will continue to receive. they'll still have access to free parking spots at reagan national and dulles. the congressional cafeteria, bank and post offices will remain open to them as well. some local businesses are trying to make this shutdown more bearable for federal workers. the daily dish in silver spring is offering free coffee. members of congress have to pay. they can get a free burger during certain hours and to stay in shape balance gym is offering
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free access to all three locations during certain hours as well. we have a link to some other offers on you'll find it under the local news tab. it's great businesses are stepping up trying to make it a little more bearable for everybody. >> we know it can't pay for your mortgage or bills but at least people feel we're in this together. l let's support each other. coming up on 4:41 on our wednesday morning, 65 degrees here in upper northwest d.c. >> let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to get more on our forecast. tom? >> we are going to rewind two months. it will feel more like early august than early october. right now we're in the 50s throughout much of the rae john and right near the bay waters and tidal potomac it's in the low to mid-60s. we will have temperatures really jumping this morning. still in the 60s much of the region by 8:00 a.m.
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but then by noontime the low 80s and we should be peaking in the upper 80s by midafternoon, near the record high. how close we may be coming to that, how much longer this october heat wave will last coming with your seven-day outlook. danella, how is traffic? is in our area still an easy commute heading out of the house. a couple incidents though on the shoulder lanes. a vehicle off to the shoulder. eastbound 66 at route 29 in gainesville. that disabled vehicle off to your right shoulder lane. 66 itself outside the beltway, inside the beltway looks clear. in your left shoulder lane, your travel lanes north and southbound only in virginia. aaron and eun? >> danella, thank you. no need to do the math yourself here. we'll tell you how much this
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government shutdown is costing us, the taxpayers, every single minute. and the shutdown isn't impacting federal workers, the
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i'm molette green at the live desk. we have some breaking news out of prince george's county this morning where there has been a police involved shooting in calverton all happening in the 3800 block of twin lakes drive. details are still coming in. what we do know is the officer became involved in some sort of altercation it at the scene. it involved in that person being shot and fatally injured. the police officer was not harmed. we have a reporter on the way.
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our megan mcgrath is on her way to the scene and will be updating us on this developing story out of prince george's county this morning. i'm molette green at the live desk. back to you. >> molette, thank you. 15 before the hour. right now, this very minute, the federal shutdown is costing all of us a lot of money. here is how it breaks down, the first government shutdown in 17 years is adding up to $12.5 million per hour, $300 million a day, about $1.6 billion a week in work and services the government is unable to perform. that's from the economic consulting firm ihs global insight. the 800,000 furloughed federal workers may get back pay when they return to work. yesterday president obama warned of dire economic consequences the longer the shutdown goes on. members of the military were spared furloughs because of the shutdo shutdown. congress passed a last-minute measure to keep service members' paychecks coming. civilians on military installations, though, were not so fortunate and that has leaders offering apologies. colonel bill king issued one of those apologies.
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he's the commander of joint base andrews. the base will remain but some services are being shut down as well. the world war ii memorial like dozens of other landmarks around the country is closed to visitors this morning. the barricades couldn't keep the men who stormed normandy from visiting the spot created in their hohn anohonor. they returned home to mississippi after touring the memorial yesterday, police tape in hand. the men and women visited d.c. as part of an honor flight paid for by donations. they were had met with locked gates but were moved be and police stood aside so they could reflect and remember. >> a beautiful tribute this is a all of these young people ought to do this this. >> absolutely beautiful. i just can't get over it. >> many of the veterans also expressed frustration over the shutdown calling it absurd. nine couples planning to marry at national memorials will
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have to make new arrangements. the park service closed them because of the shutdown, we know. michael and his fiancee were one of the couples planning to marry at the jefferson memorial had this had saturday. the same place where they went on their first date in 2009. >> i mean, it's frustrating. it's frustrating that this happened. everyone wants their wedding to be exactly how they picture it and something they can look back at years later and think fondly of. you know, we're not quite going to have that because of this. >> the two will now tie the knot at their reception venue. the park certificaservice says e and other couples can reschedule their weddings when the government reopens. 4:47. in prince william county, virginia, a judge will hear from lawyers trying to get an accused drug pin off death row. justin wolf was convicted or the 2001 murder-for-hire of a drug supplier. the prosecution is accused of
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coercing a key witness during the trial. they are trying to determine whether wolf should be released from prison. he has been on death row since 2002. this afternoon a d.c. high school teacher will be seven is ten sentenced for receiving child pornograp pornography. he was a science teacher and a track coach at the skal. he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 4:48 now. today montgomery county leaders will talk about a resolution supporting raising maryland's minimum wage. the resolution calls on the maryland general assembly to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016. the county leaders will join state lawmakers in building momentum to pass the increase when state lawmakers return to annapolis next year. this morning d.c. police are looking for those responsible for five violent robberies in
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which tazers were used to attack the victims. two of those attacks happened on sunday. a newspaper tlidelivery man was tased and robbed and 10th and b streets, last week three occurred near logan circle and the convention center. police say these are the three people wanted for those three attacks. they're looking into the possibility that all of these attacks are related. this afternoon d.c. mayor vincent gray will officially open a new police training facility. a facility on the grounds of the old mpd shooting range in southwest. kathy lanier says it will provide realistic simulations for recruits and officers. today's ribbon cutting ceremony kicks off at 1:00. new this morning, some d.c. residents stranded in jacksonville, florida, overnight will finally be headed home. the jacksonville international airport is back open. passengers were evacuated after two suspicious packages were found, one in the terminal, the other in a parking garage. police say one was deemed, quote, destructive and had to be destroyed by the bomb squad. no planes were allowed in or out
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for about five hours. we checked flights here and all flights to jacksonville looked to be on time at this point. of course you should check your airline before you travel. no arrests made so far. ten minutes before the hour. we turn to storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein, and we're going to be getting really hot today. >> is it okay it to wear flip-flops with business attire? is. >> i like to think so. >> no, no, it's not. >> okay, i'll go change my shoes. >> i thought so. today is going to be more like summer than autumn, that's for sure. the washington monument under a clear sky now. reagan national is at 65 degrees. now the average high this time of year is only in the low 70s. we've got a calm wind, but we are near record heat here for the next several days and we'll be taking a look at that in detail. how close are we going to be coming to the records? let's join chuck bell now. chuck?
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>> reporter: tom, it is going to be real close to record high temperatures around here the next couple of days. today is probably going to be the day we get closest to the record. forecasting 88 degrees here at storm team 4 today. the record 8 the set back in 1986. and our forecast for the next couple of days still in that mid to maybe upper 80s range but the difference is the records go up, the record high on thursday is 92. the record on saturday, the all-time record for october, 96 set back in 1941. so today, tom, probably our best shot at the record. >> amazing. and look at the contrast in temperatures because right now it's feeling rather chilly. many locations are down into the mid-50s. so we're going to have a dramatic warm-up as the day progresses. highs around the metro area right in washington in the upper 80s but the nearby you bubs should be peaking in the mid-80s. parts of northern virginia will be near 90 in a few isolated spots. lots of sunshine with a light wind out of the west and then this evening after we peak in the 80s by midafternoon and
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bright sunshine, we'll have our temperatures gradually dropping back down into the 70s and then by dawn tomorrow the low 60s and afternoon highs again on thursday, friday and saturday, each day should be hitting the mid-80s. now a look at your storm team 4 seven-day outlook. sunday, now the last couple of days looking like rain on sunday. now that may not come in until monday and then we'll have the cooldown. temperatures on monday and tuesday should be in the 70s with a chance of a few passing showers. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. danella, here now looking at first 4 traffic. good morning. good morning, tom. still tracking light volume in our area. that's good news. you always want to hear that, right? head up i-270. easy commute for folks out of frederick, maryland, heading down to rockville. in fact, heading to the beltway, you're clear. a live look shady grove road. northbound and southbound getting by without trouble no construction and no congestion. the this is the beltway at
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i-270. traveling the inner loop here ten minutes from i-270 to i-95. clear as you look around to the american legion bridge. i'm back in had ten minutes. we'll check your rails then. aaron and eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. heads up for you, later today arlington county will hold a second community forum on the crystal city street car project. the meeting will focus on the design plan and environmental effects of the street car line connecting pentagon city, crystal city and potomac yards. you're invited to tonight's meeting at the aurora hills community center. it starts at 6:00. what government workers are not allowed to do while on furlough even at home. >> and we are learning new details overnight about a road rage incident involving motorcycle riders in new yo
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i'm molette green back at the live desk. happening now in new york, a biker suspected of beating up a dad who was just drafg through manhattan with his family has apparently turned himself in to police. amazing video of this attack on sunday. the biker could be seen punching the car window. the victim was eventually pulled from his suv and beaten. reports say all of this came about after some sort of dispute and chase. the motorcyclists are this town for some event called hollywood
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stunts where they drive around the city doing tricks. charges range from reckless endangerment to criminal mischief. another is accused of setting off this chase has been arrested and charged. the at the live desk, molette gre green. the government shutdown is not just the talk of the town here in washington. it also has hollywood offering up some opinions. george clooney talked about the showdown during the premiere of his new film in new york. he applauded peter king and guys on the right trying to get the government back up and running. he also said he believes, quote, cooler heads will prevail. we could hear more views from clooney on the situation this morning. he will visit our friends on "morning joe" on msnbc at 7:30. if you're one of the hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers sit issing at home today you cannot check your work e-mail. according to "the washington post," it is ill laegal to chec your e-mail. the law was passed in 1984.
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if you check your work e-mail you could be faired. a lot of federal workers are being told to turn your blackberries off until the furlough is over and then when you come back, physically back to work, then you can do that stuff. >> hard to decompress and unplug. stay with with us. news 4 continues at 5:00 a.m. new this morning, new fallout from the government shutdown. now even president obama's schedule is taking a hit. >> plus, why some federal workers are going against shutdown orders and putting in time today anyway. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome for this wednesday, october 2, 2013. we are following news in prince george's county where an officer was involved in a deadly shooting. we will check in with molette green at the live desk soon. >> first, though, be possible record heat for today. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with the forecast. dig deep into your closet
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and pull out the summer gear again. it is going to be hitting the 80s later this afternoon. you need some long sleeves now because it is cool. we are down into the 50s throughout most of northern virginia, most of maryland. that includes prince george's county, montgomery, fairfax county, down to the mid to upper 50s most locations. right on the bay it's near 60. weather further west low to mid-50s but it's going to be jumping about 30 degrees by the time we get into the afternoon. expect a rapid warm-up but then by 10:00 we ought to be well into the 70s and by noontime in downtown washington the low 80s, suburbs near 80 degrees by noontime. fauquier county, 80 degrees with sunshine at noon. a look at the afternoon highs in
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ten minutes. danella, how is traffic? good morning, tom. we'll start with the rails because they are open and so far on time. no delays along the metro, the marc, vre look good. trafficking disabled vehicles. luckily they're in your shoulder lanes. travel lanes 395 head iing to t 14th street bridge in both directions are clear. over to i-66 an earlier disabled. outside the beltway, nice and clear. inside the same story, just a live look as you travel east and westbound, no problems at all. >> coming up on 5:01, congress will resume its efforts to end the government


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